Details About This Maine ArtworkAcrylic on canvas, measures 30" x 30".
Inspiration And Technique Used For This Expressive Landscape PaintingI guess I'm getting very excited about our Maine vacation. I know it's only April, but the end of July is just around the corner and I can't help but paint some expressive Maine scenery. This scene was captured on camera while on vacation several years ago in Stonington, Maine.
After spending a few days trying to paint a large dog portrait commission I was left with several reject canvases that littered the studio floor. This piece was painted over one of those reject dog paintings which is still visible in some areas. Perhaps this will be more visible in the close-ups. I started by establishing the horizon line and a few of the houses in the middle background area. From there I painted the lobster boat in the foreground. These are the main elements so once they were in place it was a matter of using the imagination to fill in the voids.
This is probably one of my favorite Maine paintings to date. I love the impressionist style and the colors. There are few things more satisfying in the studio than taking a reject painting and turning it into a winner.